|SUMMER OF LOVE
AUGUST 1, 2012
GREETINGS DEAR FRIENDS
Hope you're enjoying the summer. I've been quite busy doing just that, and as a result, I haven't had time to write part 3 of the series, 'The Divine Energy Perspective'. I've decided to present parts 1 and 2 again, in case some of you missed it the first time around.
I'm very excited about an upcoming event that I'm involved in with my good friends David Hickey, Gary Diggins, Jen Gillmor and Brenda McMorrow. This will take place on David's land just south of Owen Sound on Saturday, Sept. 1. It is an all-day event, and people are welcome to bring a tent and stay over-night. See details below.
If you'd like to access past newsletters containing articles on the Big Shift, as well as articles on the Physics of Mysticism, Magic, the Power of Mantra and other topics, please visit the 'newsletter' page of my website:
|GUELPH CHANT CLUB
DATE CITY VENUE
WED., AUGUST 1, 2012 Guelph, Unitarian Church
7:45 to 9:30 pm Ontaro
The Unitarian Church is on the corner of
Harris and York Streets in Guelph.
For more detailed directions, check out guelph-unitarians.com
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THE DIVINE ENERGY PERSPECTIVE
BY DENNIS GAUMOND
Yes, we are living in amazing times. Yes, we are in a process of change the likes of which we haven't seen in recorded history. Some of us feel this at a gut level - our awareness is mostly instinctive or 'right-brained'. Some of us understand it at a head level - with an awareness that is more logical or 'left-brained'. In my opinion, a balance of both of these types of perceptions is most useful.
There is currently a vast amount of information that exists online and elsewhere about the 2012/Big Shift phenomenon. I am constantly struck by what I feel is a misunderstanding of what is actually going on. Predictions of violent social upheavals, end of the world mayhem, geo-physical disasters and various renditions of doom and gloom are largely missing the point. There is lots of talk about the return of Planet X or Nibiru, of cosmic alignments, of pending pole-shifts, etc. And it will all happen in December of 2012. These types of scenarios or symptoms may be part of the phenomenon, but focusing on them does not foster an accurate understanding.
I believe that this misinterpretation, this struggle to understand is due to our adherence to the 'normal' way of looking at things - something I'll call our 'old physical perspective'. It is much easier to understand the changes at hand (as well as many other things) if we embrace a new way of looking at things - something that I'll call the 'divine energy perspective'.
The 'old physical perspective' is based on the 5 senses. We see the universe according to the way it looks, sounds, feels, tastes and smells. It is a common sense way of understanding things. It is this viewpoint by which we go about our daily business. However, over the past hundred years, science has shown us that this perspective is inadequate in our efforts to understand the workings of the universe. The mystics have also warned us that this perspective will only allow us to view the illusion, the 'maya', and that a deeper understanding of how the universe works requires a different perspective.
A deeper understanding is possible if we can shift our perspective with the notion that everything in our collective reality is made from the same stuff - something that we call 'energy'. This is a concept that was well known to the ancient sages and, in the wake of Einstein and quantum physics, is being embraced by the scientific community. The famous equation, E=mc2 suggests that all matter is a manifestation of energy, that what appears to be solid is actually an illusion. Quantum physics recognizes that our physical/material reality is non-solid and non-continuous, that it is expressing itself in very rapid short bursts of light/energy called 'quanta'.
The mystics take this a step further, saying that matter, light, information, sound, and even thought and emotion are said to be forms/expressions/manifestations of energy, measurable in wave frequencies. These manifestations of energy, both tangible and intangible, constitute our physical reality. But even the non-physical aspects of reality are manifestations of energy. Those aspects that are beyond the perceptions of our 5 senses, that may be accessible to some who have extra-sensory perception, are also manifestations of energy with their own frequencies.
What do we me mean by 'frequency'? If we understand that everything in our physical/material universe is a manifestation of energy, then we also understand that every aspect of our physical reality has it's own unique rate of vibration or frequency. Lead and oxygen are both made of the same stuff - energy. The difference is that oxygen is vibrating at a higher frequency than lead. Every aspect of physical reality has its own signature frequency. Even those less tangible things such as thoughts, words, emotions, sound, light; they can all be understood in terms of frequency - vibrating energy.
Those aspects of reality, those vibrations of energy beyond the physical - the metaphysical - belong to other levels of reality. The branch of science known as 'string theory' now acknowledges that there may be other levels of reality, other dimensions. Mystical thought suggests that there are many levels of reality, many realms or dimensions. Reality in its entirety can be thought of as every single possible frequency of energy, from the lowest/slowest to the highest/fastest and everything in between. Within this enormous range of possible frequencies, possible manifestations of energy, there is only a fraction that constitutes the physical realm. Our physical reality is defined by a band of frequencies. In other words, there are parameters to our physical reality, a lowest frequency and a highest frequency, beyond which it is no longer physical.
To understand this better, let's use the metaphor of a piano keyboard. Most pianos have 88 keys, but let's assign our special keyboard 122 keys. Each key is a different note, a different frequency. The highest note represents the highest possible manifestation of energy in all of reality, and the lowest note represents the lowest manifestation. If we divide this keyboard into 12 parts, which we'll call octaves, then each octave represents a level of reality/realm/dimension. Only one of these would represent the physical realm. The rest, those octaves that are metaphysical, represent those parts of reality that we've referred to as 'spiritual', 'astral', etc.
To understand the 2012/Big Shift phenomenon is to understand that the band of frequencies that defines our physical reality is changing - it is rising. The parameters of our reality are changing - they are including ever-higher vibrations and excluding those near the lower parameter. Those aspects of our reality that are made up of lower vibrations, are having a 'harder time existing' here on the physical plane. Things are shifting. The changes are affecting the planet, as well as human consciousness, both as individuals and as a collective.
In future newsletters we will learn how to use this new divine energy perspective to better understand certain mysteries, including the Big Shift. How is change affecting us and how are we affecting change. What symptoms of change can we expect to see? Will it all happen in December of this year?
THE DIVINE ENERGY PERSPECTIVE
BY DENNIS GAUMOND
In the last newsletter we discussed something called the 'divine energy perspective' - a new way to see life, to understand the workings of creation. From this perspective we see that every aspect of creation, everything from matter to thoughts and emotions are made up of a mysterious substance called 'energy'. What distinguishes one manifestation of energy from the other is the speed at which it vibrates - something called 'frequency'.
We also discussed the idea that reality can be divided into different levels, which are referred to as 'dimensions' or 'realms'. Each level of reality is defined by a range of frequencies, a range of manifestations of energy. The physical/material realm, the one in which we are experiencing something called 'life', is defined by a band of frequencies. In other words, there are parameters to our physical reality, a lowest frequency and a highest frequency, beyond which it is no longer physical. Manifestations of energy that have frequencies beyond these parameters belong to other realms. (see previous newsletter for a better explanation.)
These concepts are important if we want a deeper understanding of what is happening to us with the big shift/2012 phenomenon. In this newsletter we will discuss another important concept, something that is often called 'enlightenment'. (Bear in mind that this brief explanation is, by necessity, oversimplified, and that words are always inadequate in describing metaphysical concepts.)
The nature of existence in the physical realm, something we'll call 'life', is to accumulate enough experience, to learn the life-lessons that will prepare us for graduation to the next level. Once we have achieved a certain state of being, we will no longer need to exist at the physical level and will be ready for whatever experiences await us at the next level. This state of being has been given many names by many different traditions, but here we will call it enlightenment.
Someone who is enlightened is able to live in a sustained state of love and joy, with no trace of fear. When one is capable of greeting any and all of life's circumstances with nothing but love, compassion, joy and positivity, then one is enlightened. Love/positivity is the opposite of fear/negativity. Negative emotions such as anger, hatred, envy, etc., are aspects of fear.
When one reacts to a circumstance with negativity, then the lower frequency of that action will attract similar frequencies - similar circumstances. These are the laws of karma. For example, if people tend to treat you poorly and you tend to react to that with 'victim vibrations', which are based on a fear of 'not being worthy', then you will attract more of the same. Eventually one sees through the fear and learns to react with compassion, which has a higher frequency and thus attracts different circumstances. This presents the opportunity to learn some other lesson till, after many lifetimes, all the life-lessons are learned. At this point there is nothing left to fear and one is able to sustain a constant state of love.
This ability to sustain a constant state of love/positivity comes about in conjunction with an increased awareness of the true nature of things. For example, realizing that death is an illusion quickly leads to a loss of the fear of death. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fears of all kinds fall away as our perceptions become clearer. In other words, one who is enlightened reacts to all circumstances with love and gratitude because it is completely unaffected by any form of fear or anxiety. Underlying this unflappable inner tranquility is knowledge; the awareness that we are all sub-systems within a larger system; that everything is one; that all components of life and death are parts of a complex illusion; that we have the power to create our circumstances; that the essence of our being is divine. When all these memories have been rekindled, one's awareness is flooded with the bliss of endless joy and love. One is then ready for the next level of reality, confidently in control of all actions, thoughts and emotions, joyfully awaiting new adventures.
Why must an enlightened being be in total control of all actions/thoughts? This ability is necessary in order to graduate to the next level because existence at the next level has some distinct features that are very different than those at this level. Whereas here in the physical realm reality manifests 'slowly' as a result of the actions of the individual and collective consciousness, in the next realm, the metaphysical realm, thoughts instantly manifest into reality. In environments of higher frequency, the barriers or edges between reality and consciousness break down. In other words, consciousness IS reality. All thoughts are real. Nothing can impede the being's ability to go anywhere, do anything, because all it needs do is imagine it. For a being to exist in the next realm it must have complete and constant willful control over the mind. Will and imagination become unified. There is no room for fear of any kind, as it would quickly manifest into reality.
To understand this from the divine energy perspective, let's put it in the language of frequency. The next level is characterized by higher frequencies, that is, energy manifests in forms that have higher frequencies - that are beyond the physical. The creative power of consciousness is better accommodated by this higher frequency environment. While the highest speed of energy in the physical realm is something we call the 'speed of light', in the next realm it is the 'speed of thought'.
We are all moving inevitably toward enlightenment, whether we realize it or not. The cosmic circumstance we are moving into with the big shift, is making this healing process 'easier'. It is a great opportunity to make huge strides toward enlightenment. In the next newsletter we'll take a closer look at this. We'll also talk about why the ancients did what they did and said what they said.